“Let a woman learn in silence with all submission. And I do not permit a woman to teach or to have authority over a man, but to be in silence. For Adam was formed first, then Eve. And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived, fell into transgression. Nevertheless she will be saved in childbearing if they continue in faith, love, and holiness, with self-control” (1 Tim 2:11-15)
ETERNAL FASHION – SPIRITUAL FRUITFULNESS
Eve, our mother, was deceived by the serpent. God’s curse came on her and on her children. She shall be known as a victim of foolishness and deception. Her children will be born as sinners. Her daughters in particular will have the same inclination to be deceived. That is the curse of foolishness each woman is born with. This curse can be broken only for them who are in Christ.
In the scripture above a godly woman is described as spiritually fruitful. Her ministry shall be the visible badge of her professing godliness. Her children, both male and female, shall be the sign that she is indeed ‘saved’. It is not that her soul is saved by her children because salvation is only thru faith in Jesus Christ. But her children are the visible proof that she is no longer a sinner but a saint. She does not need expensive clothes and pearls. Her children round her table are her beautiful dress, and costly wrapper. Having this in mind, she can now choose the best fashion style to represent her as a woman of God, a godly wife and a mother in Israel.
A woman of God is described as submissive to her husband and to her elders. She has a quiet spirit. That does not mean that she is dumb or foolish. Quite the opposite! But her speech is a reflection of the work of grace in her heart. The law of kindness and wisdom is on her tongue. She is sober but not sad. She is moderate, avoiding all extremes. She does not attract attention upon herself, but directs all men to the Cross of Christ. She is clearly faithful to God, to her husband and to her children. All these internal qualities need to have an expression in her choice of clothes too.
You are not saved to be ‘an actor for Jesus’. You are a sign board for Him who saved your soul! You are a child of the King, a princess with God, a holy vessel for the Master’s use. May the deep work of the Spirit find its outlet of holiness thru you!
In Christ I declare:
I am a virtuous woman of God!
People shall listen to me and give glory to God!
People shall look at me and give glory to God!
In Jesus name,